With its deadline just about a month away, the group trying to purchase and protect a parcel of land along Mill Road announced late last week that it had received a $75,000 donation from the John R. Oishei Foundation. That donation brought the Friends of Mill Road to its goal of $650,000 raised and allowed it to close out fundraising efforts.
Like many former residents, East Aurora native Colton Rudloff is coming home for the holidays. However, this is no ordinary homecoming—Rudloff is one-fifth of the pop boy band Midnight Red, and the group is coming to Western New York for the first time to perform at Kiss 98.5's 2013 Kissmas Bash concert.
The home-schooled students in the Academe of Aurora are getting a firsthand experience of what it's like to handle every facet of staging a production, and they're are inviting the community to view the finished work this weekend.
Next week the Marilla Town Board will host a public hearing regarding its Farmland Protection Plan. The board has spent the last eight months looking at the topic and will listen to comments or concerns at the Dec. 12 meeting at 7:30 p.m.
As business owners flipped the switch on their holiday lights and village crews put the final touches on the wreaths along Main Street this week, they continued a nearly century-long tradition of holiday cooperation.
The Rural Outreach Center, a ministry of Pathways Christian Fellowship Church, sponsored a free community dinner at the South Wales Community Center on Nov. 20. More than 175 people from the surrounding community came to share the meal and take advantage of the various services available there.
Ben Kutina has an affinity for the English author and humorist P. G. Wodehouse. The language, descriptions, settings and fun plots are something he and his family have grown to love over the years.